Model aircraft are no different to full size aircraft and it would be disastrous to try and fly without instruction. Every pilot's proficiency must be established before they fly. For new pilots, the MAAA's 'Bronze Wings' rating is the minimum acceptable level for a solo pilot. All pilots who have not reached the solo standard must fly under the supervision of an approved instructor. GMAC has a team of qualified MAAA Instructor's to assist members with all facets of flight instruction. Be it glider, fixed wing or helicopter/ multi-rotor aircraft.
- 'Bronze Wings' rating allows one to fly a model under 2 kg without the presence of an instructor
- 'Silver Wings' rating allows one to fly a model over 2 kg without the presence of an instuctor
- 'Gold Wings' rating allows one to participate in public Display Days and progress to 'Instructor Level'
Instructors will look at the construction and airworthiness, assuring that the centre of gravity is correct and your aircraft is ready for
flight. They will test fly your plane and adjust the trim on controls and verify the aircraft's ability to fly straight and in control, take-off
and landing, taking the guesswork out of your first flight. An instructor will take you through a set of pre flight and flight procedures designed to assure that you can fly safely and without incident. Instructors understand that you may make a mistake, causing your aircraft to become out of control; the instructor will talk you through until you regain control, or are ready to step in and take-over the controls.
GMAC Flying Instructors are very willing to help and can be contacted at the flying field or by contacting the GMAC President or Secretary.
Flights for Solo Bronze/Silver or Gold Wings rating are to be completed to the satisfaction of an approved MAAA qualified examiner. Greensborough Model Aircraft Club (GMAC) promotes the building and flying of model aircraft.
M.A.A.A. Flight Testing Forms for Download